Michelle Obama follows up ‘Becoming’ with guided journal

In the introduction, Obama writes that she hopes the journal will encourage people to write down their “experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment.”

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama is introduced by Oprah during the kickoff event for Obama’s new book “Becoming” at the United Center, Tuesday night, Nov. 13, 2018.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is introduced by Oprah Winfrey during the kickoff event for Obama’s new book “Becoming” at the United Center in 2018.

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Michelle Obama is back with a new project, one year after her bestselling memoir ”Becoming” flew off the shelves.

Her new guided journal, “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice,” will be a companion piece to her critically-acclaimed memoir and features an “intimate introduction” from Obama herself.

Fans won’t have to wait long for the former first lady’s latest literary endeavor: The journal will be available Nov. 19 for $19.99.

The guided journal is filled with “more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes that resonate with key themes in Mrs. Obama’s memoir and that are designed to help readers reflect on their personal and family history, their goals, challenges, and dreams, what moves them and brings them hope, and what future they imagine for themselves and their community,” according to a release on the book from publisher Penguin Random House.

“Becoming,” which was published in November 2018, dominated book sales in 2018, landing the No. 1 spot on the USA TODAY’s year-end top 100 best-selling books.

“Becoming” gave insights into Obama’s life in the White House, her marriage to former President Barack Obama and her role as a mom to daughters Malia and Sasha.

She and her husband have had full schedules, with the former first lady embarking on a nationwide book tour while becoming the most admired woman in the world. The couple also launched Higher Ground Productions last spring in partnership with Netflix, promising a company that would “harness the power of storytelling” and touch on ”issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more.” 

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